Monday Night Quick Hits: Well, yes, I would describe politicians in this manner

Via Timmy:

But expensive whores describes politicians well enough.

Short and to the point.

Chris Christie will not be invited to CPAC

Welcome to the real world: Why Won’t Yahoo! Let Employees Work From Home?

Why should anyone be forced to pay for other peoples kids to attend preschool?

If a budget compromise among lawmakers in Washington D.C. remains elusive, spending cuts totaling $85 billion will begin Friday.

The news couldn’t be worse for Maria Goss, the new director of Stark County’s Head Start program.

The budget sequestration will mean swift and sharp cuts to Head Start — a federally funded free program that focuses on kindergarten readiness.

“We will lose children, as well as staff, immediately,” said Goss.

The preschool program is designed to academically prepare children from low-income families for elementary school. Ironically, the program was specifically mentioned by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech as one he wants to significantly expand.

It’s all good, since head start is a failure in the first place.

Evolution of Pink Floyd Album Covers

1969-Floyd Album CoversCoal Demand Falls in the U.S., Rises Everywhere Else:

Data from the Energy Information Administration, illustrated in the first chart, show that U.S. coal exports are on the rise. In fact, the U.S.—the world’s second largest producer of coal behind China—exported more in 2011 than in any year except 1981, when the country exported around 112 million tons. Data for the full year of 2012 are not yet available, but through the first three quarters, the U.S. was comfortably on pace to set a new record after having sold nearly 98 million tons on the international market. Much of the recent growth is due to increasing shipments of steam coal, the type burned in power plants.

Now, if certain people would get out of the way, this could help dig our economy out of the gutter.

What happened to the Golden State?

Poll on climate change: Most Californians consider it a serious threat

‘Vulcan’ and ‘Cerberus’ Win Pluto Moon Naming Poll:

The votes are in, and it looks like ‘Vulcan’ could be the new name for one of Pluto’s smallest moons.

I always thought Vulcan was a hot planet…